Mounties have strong day at SPIRE track meet
Mike Robinson, Lauren Norton and Jess Scordino each hit NCAA provisional qualifying times while nine Mountaineers nabbed PSAC marks in a solid showing for Mansfield at the SPIRE North Coast Indoor Track & Field Open on Saturday.
Robinson won the men's 800m run and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:52.90. Robinson's 800m time is currently the 10th fastest in NCAA Division II.
A trio of Mountaineers also finished in the top 10 of the 800m in Jake Portock who took eighth at 1:58.67, Joelson Resimo ninth at 1:59.46 and Bejamin Drexler 10th at 1:59.79. Portock's time hit a PSAC qualifying mark.
Scordino and Norton both hit NCAA provisional times in the women's 3,000m. Scordino bettered her personal best time set two weeks ago at Cornell by over seven seconds with a third place finish of 10:01.81. Norton finished sixth at 10:03.78.
Kristy Scordino turned in the top time for the Mountaineers in the mile with a PSAC-qualifying 5:17.21 for a fourth place finish. Norton also recorded a conference qualifying time of 5:19.32 in the mile to finish sixth overall.
Alexa Tsiknas hit a PSAC mark in the women's pole vault with a height of 3.2m which was good for second place.
Melissa Cruz was third in the women's 800m with a time of 2:20.52 with Allison Macon finishing fifth at 2:24.49. Both were PSAC qualifying times.
Robert McCoy qualified for the conference championship with a time of 51.22 to finish sixth overall.
Mansfield returns to action on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Bucknell Bison Open & Multi.